Core Beliefs

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  • We believe that God is love Hosea 11:4; Ephesians 3:18-19; I John 3:1; 4:7
  • We believe God demonstrated His love by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins Romans 5:8; Ephesians 2:4-5; I John 4:10
  • We believe that from birth all are sinners and are void of the righteousness required by God and are positively inclined to evil. Therefore, all are under God's righteous condemnation unto eternal ruin and are without excuse or hope apart from the love and grace of God in Jesus Christ Genesis 1-3; Romans 3:9-19; 5:12-19; Ephesians 2:1-10
  • We believe in a costly redemption Psalm 22; Isaiah 53:4-5, 10; Matthew 27:46; Luke 22:42; Galatians 3:13; I Peter 2:21-24
  • We believe in the good news of Jesus Christ; that He is the friend of sinners, delivering them from their bondage to sin by being their substitute on the cross; whereby God declares them righteous through faith Isaiah 53; Jeremiah 31:33-34; Ezekiel 36:26; Mark 2:17; Luke 4:14-19; Matthew 11:28- 20; Romans 3:21-26; II Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13; Colossians 2:13- 14; Hebrews 10:12-18
  • We believe in the regenerating and transforming power of the Holy Spirit unto salvation and to holy living and in His fruits/gifts John 3:3-8; 14:15-18, 25-26; 16:12-15; Romans 12:3-8; I Corinthians 12; Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 4:11-12; Titus 3:5
  • We believe that God is sovereign in salvation from beginning to end John 1:12-13; 6:37, 44, 65; Romans 1:16; 3:24-26; 8:29-30; 9:14-18; Ephesians 1:3-12; 2:1, 8-9; Titus 3:4-7; I Peter 1:1-5
  • We believe to receive the gift of salvation; man must come to Jesus in repentant faith Mark 1:15; Acts 2:38; 17:30; 20:21; Romans 1:16
  • We believe the Word of God is divinely inspired, giving us all we need for life and godliness Psalm 119; II Corinthians 1:20; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:2- 4, 19-21
  • We believe in becoming more like Jesus once we are saved or growing in holiness as the evidence of a transformed life Matthew 7:21; 12:35; Romans 6:6-23; 8:29; 13:11-14; II Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 5:16, 22; Ephesians 4:1, 17-24; 5:1-15; Philippians 1:9-11, 27-30; 2:12-16; 3:12-14; Colossians 1:10; 3:1-17; I Thessalonians 1:6-10; 2:12; I Timothy 4:12; 6:11-16; Hebrews 10:14; I Peter 1:13-16, 22; II Peter 1:5-11
  • We believe in savoring, delighting in and experiencing fellowship with God Psalm 16:11; Psalm 34:8; 36:8; 42:1; 46:4; Isaiah 55:1- 2; John 7:37-39; John 10:10; John 15:9, 11; Romans 5:11; Philippians 3:7-11
  • We believe in building on Jesus Christ and Him alone I Corinthians 2:2; 3:11; Galatians 6:14; Ephesians 2:20; I Peter 2:4-8
  • We believe in the power of prayer Matthew 7:7-11; 9:37-39; John 14:12-14; Romans 8:26-27; Ephesians 1:15-21; 6:18-20; Philippians 1:3-5, 9-11; Colossians 1:9-12; I Thessalonians 5:17; Hebrews 7:25; James 5:13-18; I John 3:22; 5:14
  • We believe that love is the indispensable fruit of salvation; the final apologetic of our Christian faith, according to Jesus John 13:34-35; Romans 12:9-10; 13:8; I Corinthians 13:1-10; Ephesians 5:2; I Thessalonians 3:12; 4:9-10; I Peter 4:8; I John 3:10-19; 4:7-8, 11-12, 16, 20-21
  • We believe in making disciples Matthew 28:18-20; I Corinthians 11:1; Ephesians 4:11-16; II Timothy 2:2
  • We believe in the hope of the resurrection and eternal life to come John 3:16; 11:25-26; Romans 6:5; I Corinthians 15; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Peter 1:3-5